You run towards the sound of gunfire if you are a man at all, if you are a warrior.
I learned this simple truth years ago whilst serving this nation for over a decade in various shit holes around the world.
And why do you do this?
Because that is where the fight is. And if you don't, if you turn and run, then your mates will die and shortly thereafter, now alone and without friends, you will die too.
That is why you run towards the sound of the guns, towards the battle. it is an inescapable FACT.
Which brings me quickly to the EU referendum and the utter bullshit being bounced around the so called left about a #Lexit.
I do not advocate staying in the EU because I love the EU, I advocate staying because it exists, it is a reality, and it is where the real fight is.
To understand why Boris Johnson, IDS, Michael Gove, and the other wank stains of the Tory Party chose to attack David Cameron over the EU, you have to understand the mindset of the 11million little Englander shysters who voted Tory at the last general election, despite knowing the Conservative Party is populated by criminals who have been enforcing policies on British Citizens which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of our fellow countrymen...
You also have to grasp the ideology of the utter pond scum who voted UKIP despite knowing that Nigel Farage is a lying, duplicitous, hypocrite of the first order.
Michael Gove and the rest believe that they can win the EU Referendum through hate, and fear of the Other. Thus they intend to oust Osborne and Cameron, putting into place their men.
In doing so they have carefully calculated that the ultra right wing stupid pond scum voters of UKIP will swing back in favour of the Tories at the next General Election and, that this will absolutely give the Tory Party a majority because of our corrupt voting system, and that this will keep them in power for another ten years.
It is a cunning plan and it seems to be working.
What the people on the so called Lexit Left are actually doing when they scream about leaving the EU, and how we must leave it in order to oust the Tories, is quite the reverse of their laudable aim.
In point of fact they are ENSURING that Britain will descend even deeper into the Tory mire, and become even more controlled by the corporate oligarchs, and push us all, all of us, left or right, ever closer towards becoming a nation state more resembling the Fascist of 1936 Germany than at any other time in our history.
But this consideration affects their thinking in no way. What they see is paper thin argument, a chance to abandon Europe and regain our sovereignty?
But this too is utterly false.
WE HAVE A SOVEREIGN - YOU ARE RULED - YOU ARE A SLAVE - YOU HAVE NO VOICE.
That is the system we currently live under, so do not give me this bullshit that by leaving the EU this fact will change, it won't.
Instead it will reinforce the dominion of the Tory Monsters who think disabled people are worthless and whom they push to the brink of death. It will empower the Tory monsters who want to steal every single public asset for themselves, who betray us all daily with their multifarious crimes.
The EU is in no way to blame for the brutal policies that the Tories have imposed on us here in the UK, but they are guilty of doing similar things to Greece, this is an unarguable fact.
It is this FACT that tells us where the real fight is and also that NEEDS TO BE WON if we are to secure our future, and as I learned long ago, YOU DO NOT RUN FROM A FIGHT OF SUCH CONSEQUENCE.
Running from this battle will not save you, it will not make your life better, and it will kill you.
It will also kill our mates in Europe, the little guy, the small fry, the powerless, the ordinary man and woman who are just like you because 'Unity is strength, Strength is Unity'.
And when the battle is joined you do not run away like a bitch with your tail between your legs pleading 'don't hurt me, don't hurt me'.
The EU needs to be changed, - fact.
The EU exists, - fact.
You cannot change the EU from the outside, - FACT.
Vote remain and fight, because if you're a man at all, you run to the sound of the guns?